“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance”

“I would like for people to realize that yoga is not about touching your toes”

“Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important.”

“Some people skate to the puck. I skate to where the puck is going to be.”

“Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace”

“How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?”

“If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.”

“I try to leave out the parts that people skip.”

“Vogue and Self are putting out the message of yoginis as buff and perfect. If you start doing yoga for those reasons, fine. Most people get beyond that and see that it’s much, much more”